Is to help you achieve yours.
At ACS, our passion for helping other businesses succeed drives who we are, and what we do. We strive to help businesses perform at their best with a combination of tailored IT solutions and workplace innovation through the latest office furniture and interior design.
At the core of our business, you will find a family of people that share the same goals and combine one another’s expertise to design the best solutions for you.
Meet the team.
What we stand for.
What our customers say about us.
“ACS always take the time to understand our business needs. Their consultants are always on hand to provide advice and support on how to get the best from our system. The ACS service team consistently over deliver and have demonstrated great technical knowledge with a genuine, friendly approach.”
Principal at FG Solicitors
“I have worked in partnership with ACS for some time now. I can honestly say that they have transformed the way Claremont does business. As a result of ACS’ work we have saved costs, we are hugely more productive, and the reliability and performance of our infrastructure is unrecognisable. I am thrilled with the results and would highly recommend anybody to work with ACS.”
Director at Claremont Centre
“Based in Northamptonshire and having supplied software solutions to the hotel industry for over thirty years, Welcome has a proud history to maintain, and telecoms plays a pivotal role in helping us deliver the best service possible. As a tech company, the ability to communicate with customers in different ways is important and our move to ACS and 8x8 has greatly improved our client engagement. It has also delivered on redundancy, flexibility, clear reporting and transparency when it comes to billing. Fixed bills will make a huge difference. ACS are a great team and offer a great service!”
Managing Director at Welcome Systems
“Woodfines has been a managed client of ACS since 2008. They provide a seamless outsourced support for our IT requirements and in addition to looking after our IT infrastructure they offer remote and onsite support at all our offices. They put forward advice about how we can make the most of our technology. They are available to supply sensible and practical solutions for our IT requirements. The fact that we have been continually using them for ten years in testament in itself.”
Practice Manager at Woodfines Solicitors
“We have worked closely with ACS after they completed a full refurbishment of our Northampton Head office and other UK sites. From the start it was clear that ACS understood the Carlsberg brand, culture, and company objectives. With over 23 years’ experience in implementing creative design solutions to enhance collaboration, we were confident the partnership would work. I would have no hesitation in recommending ACS to any local or national organisation.”
Head of Property, Facilities & Security at Carlsberg UK
“ACS has worked with Office Space in Town since our inception providing unique, design led, boutique serviced office space in London and across the UK. ACS’s understanding and knowledge of the office environment, audio visual, breakout spaces and office furniture is second to none. Coupled with their own service teams that deliver and install projects on time and to budget, what they do is invaluable!”
CEO at Office Space in Town
“Working with ACS is always a pleasure. We are delighted with the results of the refurbishment and have achieved exactly what we had pictured. Our office now provides a first impression reflective of the proactive and professional firm that we are.”
Partner at MacIntyre Hudson
A timeline of our story.
ACS was born
John Harley and Jon Thorpe started ACS Systems UK Ltd from a terraced house on Birchfield road east, Northampton. O’Riordan Bond and Kettering General Hospital became our first customers and still are 21 years later.
£1 Million turnover
Within the first two years we doubled our turnover to £1 million. In other news the Friday fish and chip club began, sadly the tradition retired 3 years later due to £100+ chip shop bills.
ACS to the rescue
Floods in Northampton left local businesses struggling. We built temporary offices to help those of our customers that suffered.
ACS on the road
We got our first ACS van! It was a shame that our Workplace Director, Gordon decided to fill it with the wrong fuel on the first day!
We moved our team out of the terraced house and into our current head office, which is affectionately known as ACS House. 3 students that helped with the move later returned to work for us.
Lets have a re-brand
We re-branded as ACS office solutions. With recently new offices and a growing team, the business was doing very well.
We started the family BBQ tradition, which still takes place every year in the garden of ACS house.
Another milestone was reached as we hit £10 million turnover. We received our ISO90001 status in the same year.
10 years old!
We celebrated 10 years of business in style with an open day at ACS house and a black tie gala dinner for employees, partners and customers.
We were recognised as one of the fastest growing IT companies in Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Jon Thorpe…a.k.a Rambo!
Joint Managing Director Jon Thorpe climbs Kilimanjaro and runs the London Marathon, raising a substantial amount for Cynthia Spencer and Bury hospices.
We were proud to be recognised as outstanding in the Sunday Times Top 100 best companies to work for. A lovely way to celebrate our 15th birthday!
We had the pleasure of setting up ACS Recruitment with Hellie Baxter. The company is experiencing fantastic growth and continues to help the local unemployment figures.
We acquired local training company Starting Off, recent winners of the Long Standing Business award at the Northamptonshire business excellence awards.
Welcome to the council
Joint Managing Director John Harley was selected by the British Chamber of Commerce to sit on their newly formed international Trade Council. Go John!
Celebrating 20 years of business!
On Saturday 7th November, Hanger One at Sywell Aerodrome became home for the evening to over 100 ACS group employees, partners, and some of the companies longest serving business partners. All in order to celebrate 20 years of successful business!
Northamptonshire Business Games
On the 13th July the annual Northamptonshire Business Games were held at Moulton College, and for the first time, we decided to enter not one, but two ACS teams!
The winners trip
It’s tradition that the ACS Management team thank top achievers and their partners from departments across the business with an annual, all-inclusive weekend break each September. In 2016 we visited Loch Lomond.
State of the Art user experience
ACS have proudly supported the first high density stadium WI-FI solution for a leading premiership Rugby Club. Now successfully up and running, the results will increase spend per fan as well as deliver a great state of the art user experience.
Visit our Showroom
in Northampton, London or Glasgow to experience best in industry workspaces and interiors. See how the latest receptions, desk, breakout zones, collaborative spaces, meeting areas, and partitioning can be paired with top quality Telephony, IT and AV products. Meet our team, learn about how we work and see the visual transformation of your workplace.